Responsive Web Design: 5 Tools to Try Firstby QArea Expert on April 4, 2014
While building a website today developers are challenged by a great number of sizes and browsers which is really daunting. Additionally, with mobile adoption in bloom, the diversity of handheld devices is growing exponentially. Luckily, with modern testing tools and frameworks for responsive web design you don’t need any custom code.
To get started, use the following 5 tools.
This fluid grid system is the successor of 960 Grid System. Rather than featuring a fixed number of columns, this grid is completely based on percentages that makes it more flexible. For example, you can get easily get a column 50% wide. There are available grid classes both for separating a page in thirds and multiples of five. It supports all the major browsers including Internet Explorer (7+), Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari.
This tool offers a good way of checking your web design’s status quo. By entering the url of your local or online site you are free to use the controls for adjusting the height and width of your viewport in order to find some exact breakpoint widths that can be well used in the media queries.
As well as Responsivepx, this tool tests your responsive site layout status quo and offers you to drop, drag, slide or copy the CSS necessary to make your website design truly responsive.
Use one of the above tools or just use them all at once – they will come in handy both ways when it comes to the responsiveness of your website design.